Package Details: run-mailcap 3.70-1

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Package Base: run-mailcap
Description: The run-mailcap script from Ubuntu's mailcap package
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: kosmiciatakuja
Maintainer: terminalmage
Last Packager: terminalmage
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2010-03-09 14:15 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-05-29 14:05 (UTC)

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m040601 commented on 2022-05-29 15:21 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-29 15:28 (UTC) by m040601)


Thank for showing up and taking care of this package. I thought it was abandoned, looking at your activity maintaining other PKGBUILDs.

It is still a useful package

It might be for some users.

Although I might warn others that, as it happened to me, and, as I later found a warning in Archwiki, it can clash with xdg-open. It ends up leading to horrible orphan and zombie processess trying to open mailto: links etc. In the end I decided not to use it. And prefer other solutions more predictable, native and simple solutions to managing this horrible bazaar complexity of xdg/mailcap/mime etc.

Not to scare anyone, but here it goes,

Warning: If you use run-mailcapAUR, it is possible for xdg-open to delegate to it.
 This will cause an infinite loop if you are using the /etc/mailcap from mailcap,
 because it also delegates to xdg-open.

And study also,

...In the generic case, xdg-open will: 
.... Delegate to run-mailcap if present

terminalmage commented on 2022-05-29 14:16 (UTC)

The package has been updated and the description clarified.

It is still a useful package, and it should not be deleted.

m040601 commented on 2022-05-29 12:09 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-29 12:21 (UTC) by m040601)

This is a very old PKGBUILD that references a obsolete 2014 Ubuntu version. It should be removed. It only confuses archlinux users looking for mailcap related tools.

Conflicts:  mime-support 

There is no PKGBUILD "mime-support" anymore.

Upstream URL:

references a 2014, Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) version.

And leads to a non existing page,

two or more packages specified (mime-support utopic)

As of 2022 there is no "run-mailcap" package in recent versions of Ubuntu. The only thing related to "mailcap" in Ubuntu is, according to, a package called "mailcap",

terminalmage commented on 2018-04-02 15:58 (UTC)

Updated to 3.60.

terminalmage commented on 2018-04-01 12:13 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm with family today but will get this updated in the next day or two.

terminalmage commented on 2015-05-29 13:58 (UTC)

Updated to 3.58.

terminalmage commented on 2013-02-10 00:14 (UTC)

Updated to 3.52.

kosmiciatakuja commented on 2011-07-22 07:33 (UTC)

Thanks @archtaku, I'll gladly hand it over :)

terminalmage commented on 2011-07-21 16:45 (UTC)

Here's a new PKGBUILD that uses the source tarball and removes the deb2targz makedepend, as well as updating the version. I can take over this package if you don't want it anymore.

hollunder commented on 2010-08-25 13:08 (UTC)

Great, thanks.